Game Changers: Erin Castle

Erin Castle, a recent graduate from the University of Iowa, struggled with anxiety and the body image issues common to gymnasts during her athletic career. Erin spoke highly of her support system during college, starting with her head coach Larissa Libby and even sports psychologists.

With her strong support system, she found it easier to open up about her anxiety and that helped her become a better athlete. “As an athlete if you are struggling at all or you need to figure out how to deal with the pressure of balancing school and your sports team and your coaches expectations, the best thing that you can do that’s gonna impact your performance is take care of your mind.”